Start-Up Activation Programme

Got an idea?

Our Start-Up Activator Programme can help!
We work with the community to provide tailored support to talk through your early-stage ideas, share invaluable tools and resources and connect you and your team with others who can help you turn your idea into reality.

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    Check out our workshop series, where you can dive deep into various aspects of your business from purpose to prospects and pricing to pitching. Network with like-minded ideators and set yourself up for success.

The Launch Club Workshop Series: Presented by Ministry of Awesome and Ākina Foundation 

The Launch Club Workshop Series is tailored to early-stage entrepreneurs who want to learn business basics in an immersive and interactive setting. This workshop is for those who want to really get their idea off the ground and dedicate time to it without interruption.

Boasting 6 original workshops that dive deep into various aspects of your business from purpose to prospects and pricing to pitching. Network with like-minded ideators and set yourself up for success.

Get more details on this awesome series here.  

  • Start-Up Activation Programme


    The Start-Up Activator Programme supports people in the very early
    stages of their business or project development in Christchurch. We have
    dedicated team members at the Ministry of Awesome who will help take
    your project or business idea to the next level.

    An initial 30-minute session provides the opportunity to seriously discuss
    an idea, business, social enterprise, or project. Sessions are available to
    anyone—of any age—wanting to bring their ideas to the next level. We
    also hold informative workshops, events and educational labs where you
    can up-skill, accelerate your idea and connect with other entrepreneurs.

    Ask us how you can participate in the Start-Up Activator Programme by
    emailing info@ministryofawesome.com with a few lines about your idea
    and where you need help!

     

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  • Activator Caffeine Adventure - FREE

    An initial 30-minute session provides the opportunity to seriously discuss an idea, business, social enterprise, or project. Sessions are available to anyone—of any age—wanting to bring their ideas to the next level. We also hold informative workshops, events and educational labs where you can up-skill, accelerate your idea and connect with other entrepreneurs.

    Ask us how you can participate in the Start-Up Activator Programme by emailing info@ministryofawesome.com with a few lines about your idea and where you need help!

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  • Brainstorming Group - FREE

    A great starting-point to bring a project, start-up or problem. Or maybe you just love brainstorming and helping on other projects? Get new perspectives, next steps and a supportive group to bounce ideas off. No matter what stage you're at, come along for brainstorming fun and free ginger beer!

    Held at Awesome HQ our beautiful co-working space in St Asaph Street.

     

  • Educational Workshops 

    Check out our workshop series, where you can dive deep into various aspects of your business from purpose to prospects and pricing to pitching. Network with like-minded ideators and
    set yourself up for success. We offer a workshops on ideation, customer discovery validation, rapid-prototyping, marketing and branding, building relationships, Pitching among others. 

    We can bring these workshops to you! We'd love to partner your programme, deliver workshops in your school or with your colleagues.

     

  • Lab5 - BY APPLICATION

    Lab5 is a one-week programme exploring entrepreneurial and technological solutions to global challenges including social, environmental, cultural issues. This immersive experience gives participants a sense of what it takes to be an entrepreneur, providing a space to brainstorm, test, fail, collaborate and communicate ideas.

    The lab experience will include a full day design challenge exploring global issues followed by a series of validation, prototyping, building relationships, mentor day, field trips and pitching. This takes place in the Innovation Precinct. A public programme will be included to provide multiple platforms to connect the participants with the existing entrepreneurial ecosystem in the city.

    This programme runs internally with our Ideators as well as in the community with education providers, local community and more. Get in touch if you'd like bring Lab5 to your community! 

     

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